Animal Ethics

The use of animals in research is an extremely complex and controversial issue both locally and internationally. As such, broad-based practical initiatives are needed to address animal welfare concerns within this field. Research animals are used for many different purposes in research, teaching and testing and each area of use raises specific ethical, welfare and scientific issues. The NSPCA adopts a constructive and practical approach, assessing every issue individually, critically questioning the necessity and justification for animal use. Animals used in research should receive humane and compassionate treatment at all times and the NSPCA campaigns for measures that will help replace animals, reduce the number of animals used and refine the methods used to avoid suffering and improve welfare.

We need you on our team to promote alternatives to animals used in research:

  • R50 will buy a copy of an alternative DVD that can save the lives of animals used in teaching.
  • R100 will buy a detailed dissection app from the app store to load onto a smart device instead of using frogs, pigeons or rats for dissection.
  • R200 will buy a suture kit that can be donated to veterinary institutes.
  • R500 will contribute towards a dissection rat (full price R1000) to be used in the school classroom to replace the use of real rats for dissection.

We prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of animals.

Reporting animal cruelty to your local SPCA directly will ensure that the animal is reached faster

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SMS the word CARE to 38018.

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Contact the NSPCA

6 Clark Road, Florentia, Alberton Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 011 907 3590


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